Slave Lake Fire

Wildfires Tear Through Alberta Forests

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 07.16.2014 | Canada Alberta

Eleven wildfires are currently burning in Alberta, and officials say all but one are under control. Duncan MacDonnell with Environment and Sustaina...

Not Given Enough Warning

CP | Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Two years ago, some people in the northern Alberta town of Slave Lake were told to leave their homes, some didn't realize they should, and ...

Mountie Gets Medal For Slave Lake Fire Evacuation

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2013 | Canada Alberta

SLAVE LAKE, Alta. - A Mountie in northern Alberta has received a Medal of Honour from the Town of Slave Lake for his work during the wildfires that de...

Wildfire Protection Plan Approved

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.12.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The Alberta government has approved a plan it hopes will protect the community of Bragg Creek from the kind of extreme wildfires that devas...

Flames That Can't Be Forgotten

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2012 | Canada

SLAVE LAKE, Alta. - The smell of smoke makes Michelle Malbeuf nervous.Her heart starts racing and she has to remind herself not to panic.Once a week, ...

Where Did All The Red Cross Donations Go?

CP | Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2012 | Canada

People across the country and around the world donated $5.5 million to the Canadian Red Cross to help the people of Slave Lake after a wildfire devast...

Arson Behind Slave Lake Disaster

CP | Posted 01.01.2012 | Canada

EDMONTON - Dwayne Verschoor can't imagine why someone would have wanted to spark a forest fire that nearly wiped out his small Alberta town. But th...

Slave Lake Donations Dumped In Trash

CP | Bil Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.10.2011 | Canada

CALGARY - A heartbroken Calgary business woman admitted Wednesday that it was clothing, bedding and toys she had gathered for wildfire victims that en...

Slave Lake Can't Catch A Break

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.07.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- SLAVE LAKE, Alta. - Slave Lake, the northern Alberta town devastated by a forest fire, is being deluged with water. Heavy rai...